Gordon Brothers, a global advisory and investment firm, has named Samantha Schackman as director, business development.

Schackman works with asset-based lending, investment banking and private equity professionals in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to identify valuation, disposition and lending opportunities for Gordon Brothers and looks to expand the firm’s presence in the Northeast. She was previously director, valuations within the retail valuation practice at Gordon Brothers and was responsible for providing appraisal services for and expanding the firm’s partnerships with retail companies throughout North America.

“Sam is a respected valuations professional and thought leader whose depth of industry expertise will play a critical role in our continued expansion,” says Frank Grimaldi, senior managing director, North American sales manager at Gordon Brothers. “She works collaboratively with leaders across the firm and will continue to do so to deliver our best-in-class integrated services to clients.”